Spring and summer are just around the corner here in Tennessee, so it’s time to schedule your professional irrigation startup service. An irrigation startup service helps get your irrigation system back up and running after the cold winter months to make sure it's ready to supply your lawn and landscape beds with water. Professionals will typically inspect your entire system for repairs, establish the zones in your yard, and perform a backflow valve test to make sure everything is in working order. It's important to make sure you hire a professional to get your irrigation system back up and running because they can make any necessary repairs and understand the needs of your yard. Irrigation startup services tend to fill up quickly, so it’s best to schedule your service now before it’s too late!

What's an irrigation startup service and what is typically included?

A professional performing an irrigation startup service in Memphis, TN.

An irrigation startup is a process that helps get your irrigation system up and running after it has been inactive for the winter. Typically, professionals begin irrigation startups by opening the main water valve to let in small amounts of water to slowly build up the pressure before doing a thorough inspection of your entire system to make sure everything is working properly. These services also usually include checking that the zones and timers in your lawn are established correctly to make sure your grass and landscape beds are getting enough water to thrive. A lot of irrigation startup services will also include a backflow preventer test to make sure it’s keeping harmful materials out of your water supply.

Why is it important to have an irrigation startup done by a professional?

If you want to make sure you get the most out of your irrigation system this year, it’s best to let the professionals handle your irrigation startup. Professionals will be able to identify any current and any potential problems in your irrigation system. If you do the startup yourself, you may miss the problems altogether, and if you let an issue go unidentified for too long, it will become a more expensive problem. Irrigation professionals also understand the grass on your lawn and its needs, so they will take your yard’s characteristics into consideration to make sure they correctly set the zones and timers so that your grass and landscape beds get the water they need. To learn more about why a professional is best for the job, be sure to check out our other blog!

Annual backflow valve tests are required in Tennessee, so you will need a professional to perform it and submit the paperwork.

Isn't it a little early to schedule an irrigation startup service?

No, it’s not too early to schedule! Irrigation startup services tend to fill up quickly as the summer months approach. Lots of professionals start offering their irrigation startup services in March when there is no risk of freezing weather and finish their services around mid-April as the hotter months roll around. Spring is just around the corner, so don't wait to schedule your service. If you wait too long, it might be hard to find an irrigation company with an open schedule.

Call us today to schedule your irrigation startup service!

Sprinkler in a lawn in Memphis, TN.

The spring and summer months are coming up, and it's time to get your irrigation system up and running again. Our professionals here at Picture Perfect Landscapes are ready to help with our irrigation startup service! We will get your system up and running again so your lawn and landscape beds are hydrated and ready for the hotter months. A full inspection, repairs, zone checks, and backflow valve testing are also included in our irrigation startup service.

We provide our irrigation startup service to residential and commercial properties along with HOAs in Memphis, Midtown Memphis, East Memphis, and the surrounding areas in Tennessee. Call us at (901) 246-7656 to schedule your irrigation startup service today!